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Luxury Condo in Lush Tropical Garden with Beach and Town at Your Doorstep

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Puerto Vallarta, Zona Romantica Ideally Located 2BR/2BA Condo

This lovely luxury condo in the the gated compound of Selva Romantica is located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's exciting Zona Romantica. Perched on a tranquil wooded mound of lush tropical greenery, it is just steps away from everything you'll need to enjoy for a most memorable vacation! The famous Los Muertos beach is just a short walk down the street and so are dozens of Vallarta's best restaurants, nightclubs, shops and sights. You'll be amazed how far away the city sounds will be from your balcony or enjoying Selva's magnificent tropical garden, with stunning panoramic views of the Bay and the surrounding Sierra Madre mountain range. Swim in the heated salt water infinity pool with its stupendous wall-to wall vista, tone up in the fully equipped gym, relax under the spacious shady palapa... Walk everywhere, no cars or buses needed... The only worry vacationing with us perhaps will be to decide which of many of the next-door attractions to take in during your stay....

Perched on a wooded mound of lush tropical greenery and old trees, including one hundred old banyan tree to greet you at the entrance, this 24 hour security gated compound Selva Romantica (the Romantic Woods) sprawls over a magnificent lush tropical garden, offering stunning 360 degree views of the blue Banderas, the pueblo-like town of Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding Sierra Madre.

Professionally landscaped with tropical flowers and fruit trees - hibiscus, bougainvilleas, jasmine, mangoes, bananas and papayas - enjoy the the heavenly expanse of an infinity pool and swim-up bar - and what a view... the ocean, downtown and the mountains all around! Throw in a cool, shady palapa, a sun deck for sun worshipers, even an air-conditioned gym for the athletic minded... and what do you get? A Paradise of a place just to be in, with birds and butterflies flying around! What's more, in spite of its central location it maintains the ambiance of a small and exclusive setting, providing peace and tranquility, far from the din of the city, the ripping noise of shot mufflers from trucks down the highway, rowdy crowds... For the romantic yet practical visitor, the best of Selva Romantica is Villa Amazonas ! Not only does it straddles the highest point of the hill, but its units are larger and better equipped than those surrounding it. What an idyllic place to be!

Better yet - no coins needed for your laundry - you have washer and drier right inside your suite. And from its windows one can take in the famous Los Arcos marine ecological preserve to the south, to the panoramic city clustered around the famous and beloved crowned church of the Guadalupe. By the way, the unit itself is of understated simple elegance, with the grace of rattan furnishings, bamboo and vertical fabric blinds for privacy yet brightness - all blended in a warm-coloured Mexican décor. A gem within a gem of a place that we're sure you will want to come back to - again and again!

More Details

Gardenia Resorts
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There is one King size bed in the Master Bedroom. The Second Bedroom contains a Double Bed and a Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Condo in Lush Tropical Garden with Beach and Town at Your Doorstep
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property. The location was ideal. It is in the heart of old town, steps away from Los Muertos beach. The pool and the grounds are beautiful, quiet and private. It has a resort feel without the noise and crowds of a resort. The condo is well appointed and Celia was lovely to work with. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for you kind works. We were delighted to meet you and your lovely family - certainly hope to see you again! Celia
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Beautiful pool area and view

  • 4 of 5

The condo complex is very safe and extremely well maintained. It is very peaceful here although you can hear the clubs in town until at least 5 o'clock in the morning (I was here on spring break so perhaps that is not always how it is). The location is fantastic, you can walk to everything. The water is only a 5 minute walk although be forewarned that beach area is very populated. The condo itself had absolutely everything we needed. My only complaint about the condo is that the mattresses are very uncomfortable as are the living room chairs and sofa. Other than that it was a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location and pool! Lovely host!

  • 4 of 5

Overall we loved our stay at Celia’s - location couldn’t be better, with a great pool and quiet location close to beach and many great places to eat. Our only complaint was the furniture in the living room and the beds were uncomfortable, but it was a minor trade off for the great pool/lounge area and walkability. Kitchen had everything we needed and Celia was very responsive to all our needs!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really magical the place &other owners !

  • 5 of 5

So beautiful & well kept !

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Park Illinois

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a magical trip from this beautiful condo in Puerto Vallarta. We come to Puerto Vallarta every year during spring break with our son and have stayed at many different places. The condo is situated near everything! When I travel I like to live like a local, so every morning, I went to the bakery literally right down stairs and walked over to the meat market a couple of blocks away. This is only a couple blocks away from the beach and the pier where we caught a boat to Yelapa. The pool is beautiful, we even saw dolphins the one day while overlooking the beautiful infinity pool. The people at the condo were so nice as well. This is close to all of the action, yet you feel secluded and it is very quiet. The condo itself was wonderful and has everything you could think of or need. Celia the owner was wonderful to deal with and so easy to work with. We will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA


  • 5 of 5

As a owner myself I am very critical of how other owners present their properties.

In this cast we were more then pleased with the translation from photos to reality. The apartment did not disappoint

nor did the site and garden area to say nothing of the fabulous pool! This place is a gem and beautifully taken care of

and a pleasure to live in. The owner was pleasant and easy going and offered great tips for our first time in PV.

We'll be back.... and as owners ourselves, that is all that you can ask for.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
National Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Los Muertos
Car: not necessary

In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, the famous 'Zona Romantica'. Beach, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, sightseeing - you name it - it's there for your enjoyment! Within the gated compound of Selva Romantica this unit has the double distinction of being in the building perched on the Highest Ground and at the same time having direct sighting of the Bay and Town - a unique combination that makes for the Best Views! No need to guess what the words 'steps' or 'short walk' mean - just tumble out of bed and you're right on Olas Altas and Basilio Badillo, the heart of Zona Romantica! No car needed - all amenities and hosts of distractions, sophisticated to simple boutiques, restaurants and nightlife to suit all tastes abound at your doorstep. No tortuous steeep cobblestones either to struggle over - especially in the warmer months! Be sure to check the Owner's website for location map and other details - scroll all the way down to 'Further details' and click on the link.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $311.43

50% Deposit to reserve, balance payable 30 days before arrival.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates are based on a 4 person occupancy
Acceptable payment forms are wire transfer, bank draft.and credit card
Minimum period of stay 7 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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